Few activities register as being more American than gathering with friends on Super Bowl Sunday to see who will capture the championship. This year’s matchup, the 51st revered rendition that pits the NFC victor against the AFC vanquisher, will find the Atlanta Falcons gunning for their first title and hoping to keep the New England Patriots from claiming their fifth Lombardi Trophy. If the small fortune that it costs to travel to see the game in Houston has denied you the fortune of taking in the action in person, fear not, as numerous South Philly spots will help you to feast on the competition and great eats.
Bainbridge Street Barrel House: This Queen Village destination, 625-627 S. Sixth St., will hold an all-day celebration beginning with brunch at 10 a.m. Pub fare and numerous drink specials will certainly put you in a good mood no matter where your allegiance lies. 267-324-3553. bainbridgestreetbarrelhouse.com.
Brauhaus Schmitz: This beloved German-heavy spot, 718 South St., will hold its annual All You Can Eat Buffet for $25 per person, tax and gratuity included, from 6-10 p.m. Buffet items include a Cheese Tray, Veggies & Ranch Dip, Chips & Roasted Onion Dip, Pretzel Sticks, Wings – Buffalo or Old Bay Garlic, Bacon & Cheese Fries, Sloppy Joe Sandwiches, Spicy Hungarian sausages with peppers and onions and Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese. 267-909-8814. brauhausschmitz.com/super-bowl-li.
Chickie’s and Pete’s: The Packer Park establishment, 1526 Packer Ave., is typically a popular spot to enjoy any sporting event, and Sunday will be no exception. Patrons will have the option of paying $50 (tax included, gratuity excluded) for an all-you-can-eat buffet and domestic drafts, personal pitchers, and house wine, but the regular menu also will be available. Reservations are not being accepted. 215-218-0500. chickiesandpetes.com.
For Pete’s Sake Pub: From 5 to 10 p.m., this ever-popular location, 900 S. Front St., will offer the following delights: All Goose Island and Victory Beer drafts $5, $4 New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire drafts during the game. Jameson Irish Whiskey & gingers for $6. Free raffle drawing at Halftime. Buy any Goose, Victory or New Belgium draft beer or Jameson cocktail, get a ticket. Many awesome prizes will be available from these beverage distributors, too. Food items will include Cheeseburgers, BBQ Pulled Pork and Chicken Cheesesteak Sliders $3/each, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Beef Chili and Ribs. 215-462-2230. forpetessakepub.com.
Madira Bar & Grill: This Point Breeze haven, 1252 S. 21st St., will feature three large flatscreens with surround sound, half-priced wings, and $2-$3 off select drafts. 215-551-0107. madirabarandgrill.com.
Order hoagies from Boy Scout Troop 147: South Philadelphia’s oldest Boy Scout troop (since 1915) will be holding a Super Sunday hoagie fundraiser at the northwest corner of Marconi Plaza, Broad Street and Oregon Avenue, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Turkey and Cheese and Italian offerings will be available for $5 each. Pre-orders can be made by calling Chris, 267-250-2335. Visit 147bsa.org.
Xfinity Live!: Take advantage of free parking at the 1100-Pattison-Avenue-site. Once inside, all of the action will be super-sized live on the massive 32-foot HD LED screen. Food and drink specials begin at 1 p.m. Reservations are being accepted. RSVP to email@example.com. 267-443-6415. xfinitylive.com.